Squiz Kids Today
A daily news podcast made just for kids.
Having trouble accessing Squiz Kids in your classroom? Ask your IT Department to 'white list' www.squizkids.com.au for both teacher and student devices.
A kid-appropriate take on the big news stories of the day. Fun, free, fresh. New episodes drop early each weekday morning.
"My 8yo twins LOVE Squiz Kids! They listen to it every day in the car on the way to school. It’s really changed our mornings and the conversations we have."
Kerrie, mum of 8yo twins
“Kid-friendly news that keeps them up to date without all the nasties.”
Dad to two kids under 10yo
“A smart, fun podcast for kids who are curious about the world around them.”
Mum of two
“Helps my child engage with and think about a variety of events and topics while also building their literacy skills. Many of the syllabus objectives for English, HSIE & PDH are touched on in the Classroom Companion."
Michelle P., Home Educator
“The resources are easy to find and quick to prepare. I love the levelled aspect of the worksheets.”
Christy H., Year 5/6 teacher, Exeter Public, NSW
"Relevant, time saving activities linked to the syllabus and current affairs! Win/win!"
Kerri B.,Year 5/6 teacher, Woongarrah Public School, NSW
Squiz Kids' very-own FREE media literacy resource for primary school kids.
Join Squiz-E the Newshound on a fun, eight-part podcast adventure as he sniffs out misinformation and teaches kids to become critical consumers of media.
A suite of curriculum-aligned resources made by teachers and tied to our award-winning daily news podcast.
Sign up here for FREE access to:
The Classroom Companion - daily, differentiated worksheets.
Squiz Kids Shortcuts - a weekly podcast on a curriculum-aligned topic;
Squiz The World - a weekly podcast taking kids on an audio excursion to a different country.
Kids vs Adults News Quiz - do you dare?
"I cannot recommend it highly enough. The teacher manual that comes with Newshounds means I don’t
need to be an expert in media literacy to teach it."
Jayne A., Year 5/ 6 Teacher, Cannon Hill State School, Qld
“This program is such a beautiful package for upskilling students to identify mis- and dis-information and to think critically when they come across a range of media.”
Catherine B., Year 4 teacher, Ngunnawal Primary School, ACT
“The overwhelmingly positive feedback from families
after their children have accessed the program and reiterated how their child now engages with media highlights the importance of having this program as a key component of our teaching and learning programs"
Christy H., Year 5/6 Teacher, Exeter Public School, NSW
"The teacher manual made it super easy to teach and the curriculum mapping meant I was able to easily slot it into existing units of work. I’ll be using it again this year with my Year 5 class."
Karen F., Year 6 Teacher, Manly State School, Qld
"As a teacher of 25 years’ experience, I am always adapting to our changing society and student needs. I followed the program through totally. The resource they have is easily accessed by a busy class teacher who isn’t the most technologically
Gerald R., Year 6 Teacher, Belmont State School, Qld
This program is about "participating in fun and meaningful activities which guide them in recognising and creating quality media."
Chris L., Year 5/6 Teacher, International Grammar School, NSW
“I absolutely loved doing Newshounds with my class last year. It was one of the best programs we did.
My students were highly engage and loved making their podcasts which they shared with the whole school."
Year 6 Teacher, Munno Para, SA
"Newshounds should be in every Year Four to Six classroom! It is a clear, engaging way to teach media
literacy. The content is thought provoking, eye opening and helps the students to better navigate this complex world we live in."
Year 5 Teacher, Ivanhoe, Vic